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Outstanding 4.9rating (18)

Nutrition Supporter

location
4 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Outstanding 4.9  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Moderate response rate

Highlights

  • Poor nutrition access for children leads to problems with their growth and ability to concentrate at school, but families are often unaware of this.
  • Improve the nutrition of a rural community and educate communities them.
  • Participating in a Nutrition Volunteer in Uganda and you gain an understanding of the challenges facing local communities.
  • You should be willing to help where needed, have a genuine interest in nutrition and understand the importance of living healthily as these are at the heart of our nutrition volunteering placements.
  • and lack of general health education leads to many easily avoidable problems.

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

About the program

Millions of people around the world struggle to maintain a balanced diet, leading to malnutrition, and many rely on starchy foods which traditionally have been cheapest.

Each nutrition project has its own goals reflecting the demographic and food available locally. Common activities that you will get involved with include preparing gardens for health on the program and helping to write and deliver community awareness session.  You will find the experience extremely ...

About the program

Each nutrition project has its own goals reflecting the demographic and food available locally. Common activities that you will get involved with include preparing gardens for health on the program and helping to write and deliver community awareness session.  You will find the experience extremely enlightening as you learn about the cultural importance placed on certain foods, availability and access to certain products and the most common challenge of all, incorporating vegetables into everyday diets!

Millions of people around the world struggle to maintain a balanced diet, leading to malnutrition, and many rely on starchy foods which traditionally have been the cheapest and most accessible produce.  It is well known that poor nutrition access for children leads to problems with their growth and ability to concentrate at school, but families are often unaware of this. By volunteering on a nutrition project with Saint Ann Foundation you will work in the heart of communities helping local teams to improve diets.

Volunteer placements that you can join with a focus on nutrition include a project to improve nutritional standards in Ugandaefforts to improve the nutrition of a rural community and educate communities them. If you are a student compliment your studies by participating in a Nutrition Volunteer in Uganda and you gain an understanding of the challenges facing local communities.

You don’t need specific experience working with our nutrition projects.  If you have experience or are studying nutrition, community health or child development these projects will be of interest to you.   You should be willing to help where needed, have a genuine interest in nutrition and understand the importance of living healthily as these are at the heart of our nutrition volunteering placements.  

Joining us at Saint Ann Foundation as a volunteer on a nutrition placement and help local communities to improve their diets and the development of their children.

What is the Global Health and Nutrition Volunteering in the project all about?

Come to Uganda and volunteer on a global health and nutrition project in the Buyiga.  Work with a project that reaches out to the rural communities to provide health support.  In rural communities the reliance on maize cone, cassava, potato crops results in high levels of malnutrition, and lack of general health education leads to many easily avoidable problems. Work alongside a rural nurse visiting villages to provide workshops, education sessions and help to run a feeding program within the schools.  Global health and nutrition volunteering in the Buyiga is a great way to support local efforts to improve the quality of lives.

Why choose this Global Health & Nutrition Volunteering project?

For local communities, the ability to learn about health issues and ways to live healthier lifestyles within a local context gives people the ability to take control of their well-being. The feeding program not only provides a nutritious meal for children, but teaches communities what they need to cook for themselves, as well as help them set up small vegetable gardens in which to grow more diverse health produce. Workshops in areas from dental hygiene to sexual health provide additional knowledge. For volunteers with any background in health, the sharing of their knowledge can provide great long-term benefits for the communities, while providing an immersive experience and insight into the health challenges of Buyiga families.

Role of the Healthcare Volunteer

Volunteers on this projects will work alongside the community and Saint Ann Foundation staff preparing and delivering health workshops to the communities. Those with a nutrition background will focus on the feeding program, and help is needed to develop new recipes from cheap and available local ingredients. Those with nursing or medical backgrounds can help with clinics and home visits, especially to those families with disabled or elderly members. Those with other health skills will work to shape their placement. Help families in the community establish Vegetable gardens.



Typical day

We work Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm although sometimes it depends on what needs to be accomplished. Typical working days start with staff meeting to review the tasks at hand including following up on the unfinished ones and planning for the next. Then everyone will get to work on their ...

Typical day

We work Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm although sometimes it depends on what needs to be accomplished. Typical working days start with staff meeting to review the tasks at hand including following up on the unfinished ones and planning for the next. Then everyone will get to work on their assigned tasks including those going to the field or attend external meetings. We have team breakfast at 10:30 am and lunch at 1:00 pm at office 

However flexibility is very important at this level.


Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized through our local partners to ensure the best price and ...

Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized through our local partners to ensure the best price and experience. Our close proximity to Kampala means there is plenty of opportunity to explore the craft markets, eat local food and go to local events including soccer games. We encourage volunteers to travel on their weekends and will help arrange trips or activities. 


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level)

Required Documents

CV and recommendation letters

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:30

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Saint Ann Foundation

  • Airport pick-up,
  • Pre-Departure Information,
  • Accommodation,  
  • Orientation,
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff,
  • Certification of completion.

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.

 

Accommodation

We provided a home stay program at the Saint Ann Foundation kindergarten.

We provide a shared room for single sex volunteers, private room for couples.

We have both an indoor and outdoor bathroom and bathroom.

Our accommodation rooms are 10 x 12 feets.

Volunteer(s) are advised to come with personal tents and mosquito repellents for Camping.

 

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Food & Beverages

Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.

 

Volunteer(s) are welcomed at any time of the year and any day of the week.

The first day the volunteer(s) arrive at the home stay orientation take place where they are briefed on what to do any when to do it and the third day the volunteer(s) are taken to foundations to start work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 922€
6 weeks 1,382€
8 weeks 1,843€
12 weeks (max. stay) 2,765€
Average fees 230€/week

Program fees

230€ per week 4 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Saint Ann Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Saint Ann Foundation

Outstanding 4.9 rating (18 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2017

Verified by Volunteer World

  Moderate response rate

Coordinated by

Abel Robert

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Non-Government Organization established for purposes of improving lives of vulnerable children, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).

Meet your organization

Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) is an indigenous Ugandan nonprofit organization and 501(C3) in US under Internal Revenue Service (IRS), that makes all donations tax-deductible. Our EIN: 83-0562651. SAF is a Company limited by guarantee and NGO under NGO Act 2016 in Uganda, operating in peri-urban (underprivileged slum areas) and in hard-to-reach rural communities of Uganda, with a special focus on availing life opportunities to the underprivileged and marginalized in society.
Our partnership model is an effective approach that leverages the strengths of each partner, while maintaining collaboration and transparency. Through a grassroots approach, our development programs are implemented in consultation with the local/beneficiary community to identify the needs they want to address, utilizing their existing resources, knowledge, skills and materials. We seek to build local capacity by empowering beneficiaries to become responsible for their own development so as to ensure sustainable impact from our interventions.

Our Vision: Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) envisions a world where children are nurtured, loved, and given the necessary support they need to live life to their full potential, rescuing them from extreme poverty and deprivation, and where girls and women have the opportunity to actively contribute to their communities.

Our Mission: We exist to promote a coordinated effort aimed at the efficient acquisition and utilization of resources in order to enhance the welfare of children, girls, and women.


18 reviews · rating4.9

chalakudi ramnath rating4.2

2022 at Village Education

The founder is very passionate about the foundation. Lot of work is going on at the Island where they have school(work has started on some kind of structure for the classroom cum skill school for girls and women), another one of the schools in Kssangati is having regular school. The school in ...
Tonya Carrington rating5

2021 at Caregiver Supporter

The entire trip was outstanding! Abel does any excellent job with caring for the children. The children are feed, clothed and schooled very well by Abel and volunteers. I commend them ...
Grace Thornbrough rating5

2021 at Caregiver Supporter

Spending time with the children at the St Ann foundation's school was amazing and a very memorable part of my Uganda experience. To be able to play with the kids, teach them and learn from them was an incredible experience and everyone who worked there was welcoming and kind. ..
Miracle Reed rating5

2021 at Outreach support

The partnership of Bridge of Hope Global and the Saint Ann Foundation has been Life changing. Life has not been the same since this ongoing partnership. Life has new meaning, faith has a new meaning and the reality of God's love is apparent. This organization sets a standard of Excellence and Child ...
Brooke rating5

2020 at Outreach support

Volunteering at Saint Ann’s was such a wonderful experience. The welcoming entrance each visit is heart warming, fun and interactive! When volunteering at Saint Ann’s, it’s like being part of a big family! You will learn so much from them, as they will learn from you. They want you to feel ...
Molly Fromont rating5

2020 at Caregiver Supporter

Had an amazing time working with St Ann’s, there was a huge amount of incredible people to meet who helped direct what activities it would be helpful for us to complete. We were able to meet many amazing children and it felt like we made a difference to their lives ...

Location

Africa > Eastern Africa > Uganda > Kampala

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